Jack Singer Concert Hall, Arts Commons, 205 8th Avenue SW, Calgary
Sunday, February 5, 2017 - 14:30
Sunday, February 5, 2017 - 16:30
Adults $25, Senior/Students $18, Children 6 and under FREE, Group Rate available on request
On February 5th, join the Calgary Civic Symphony as we look toward the coming of spring and the Easter Season. Feel the power of the combined force of 300 musicians on stage to bring you Mahler’s favorite, monumental and spiritually inspiring “Resurrection” Symphony. Brahms’ rarely heard Alto Rhapsody leads the program with a text that brings a metaphysical portrayal of a antisocial being who is urged to find spiritual sustenance and throw off the shackles of his suffering; which has powerful parallels in Brahms's own life and character. Clara Schumann said of the work, “This piece seems to me neither more nor less than the expression of his own heart's anguish." The concert will be under the direction of Conductor Rolf Bertsch and will feature sopranno Laura Brandt and contralto Heather Meyers, supported by the voices of the Mount Royal Kantorei, Cum Vino Cantus, University of Calgary Chamber Choir, University of Calgary Chorus, Festival Chorus, St. Mary's University Chorus and the Ukrainian Male Chorus of Edmonton. To enhance the orchestral presentation, the Calgary Civic Symphony will be joined by members of the University of Calgary Orchestra and the Calgary Youth Orchestra.